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Comp Research Resources 2020-2021: Getting Started

What's here...

The purpose of this research guide is to direct students to resources for conducting research in Comp.   The library has a significant number of print sources and academic databases specifically designed for the topics covered in this class. 

Forgot the database passwords?  Login to your school Google account and visit the link below. 


SHS Databases Library Database Passwords

Need help?

Ms. Hopkins, like any librarian, is here to help with...

  • developing search strategies
  • finding sources
  • properly citing sources or MLA guideline interpretation
  • technology assistance
  • finding a good book to read

Email her through your school Google account - or stop by the library to see her. 

Citation Manager

NoodleTools - all students have access to a premium subscription which includes notecards and outline features.  

Need help?  Visit the NoodleTools help guide at 

Why are keywords so important?

#Keywords allow you to locate materials on your topic in the library catalog and databases.  You need to think about the language used by the "experts" and related synonyms.  

Keywords (think hashtags) can be:

  • People
  • Places
  • Events - i.e. 9/11
  • Time Periods/Eras - i.e. The Great Depression, 1930s
  • Issues
  • Concepts  

Don't just do one search!  Search a resource with multiple keywords and then use the database tools to refine (narrow) your results. 

Hash Browns for #breakfast by CarbonArc made available for re-use under a Creative Common's license.